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apt-get --just-print upgrade
apt-get install most && update-alternatives --set pager /usr/bin/most
2010-01-04 14:13:55
User: aurium
Functions: apt install
25

That command installs "most" and make this command as the default man reader. The "most" works like "less" (the current man reader), but it render colors for manpages and may do more things. Read "man most".

You can see a preview here: http://www.dicas-l.com.br/dicas-l/20090718.php

apt-cache dotty PKG-NAME | dot -Tpng | display
2010-01-02 16:20:56
User: auriza
Functions: apt dot
3

Create Debian package dependency graph using GraphViz

apt-cache show Your_package
apt-file find bin/programname
2009-11-10 10:21:45
User: nickleus
Functions: apt find
7

search ubuntu's remote package source repositories for a specific program to see which package contains it

apt-get install sl; sl
2009-09-21 13:55:24
User: alvinx
Functions: apt install
0

this is funny ;)

alias sl="ls" ... is the useful solution, but that's boring ;P and You won't learn to think before You type !

apt-key list
2009-09-03 19:32:11
User: 0disse0
Functions: apt
Tags: apt-key
0

For example: check the APT security keys to make sure the Google digital signature was imported correctly

apt-cache stats
apt-get moo
apt-get () { [ "$1" = source ] && (command apt-get "$@";true) || sudo apt-get "$@" }
2009-02-19 04:17:24
User: mulad
Functions: apt command sudo
1

An apt-get wrapper function which will run the command via sudo, but will run it normally if you're only downloading source files.

This was a bit of an excuse to show off the framework of

cmd && echo true || echo false

...but as you can see, you must be careful about what is in the "true" block to make sure it executes without error, otherwise the "false" block will be executed.

To allow the apt-get return code to pass through, you need to use a more normal if/else block:

apt-get () { if [ "$1" = source ]; then command apt-get "$@"; else sudo apt-get "$@"; fi }
apt-cache dotty apache2 | dot -T png | display
2009-02-18 14:27:31
User: raphink
Functions: apt dot
7

Requires: imagemagick and graphviz

On Debian systems, displays a graph of package dependencies. Works also with other image formats, like svg :

apt-cache dotty bash | dot -T svg | display
apt-get moo
apt-cache search someregex
2009-02-07 09:15:19
User: chrisdrew
Functions: apt
0

Search the names and descriptions of all available packages and prints out the name and the short description.

apt-show-versions -u
2009-02-06 17:56:13
User: cowholio4
Functions: apt
-3

apt-show-versions is a program that shows what packages in the system may be updated and several useful information. The -u option displays a list of upgradeable packages:

From: http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-helpers.en.html